Senate Bill 2245
115th Congress(2017-2018)
KIWI Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-226 on Aug 1, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Dec 18, 2017
Latest Action
Aug 1, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2245
Congress
115
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Hawaii
Colorado
Mississippi
Virginia
Washington
Passed
June 28, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4700-4701; text: CR S4700)
Summary

Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act

This bill makes New Zealand nationals eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors as provided for under the Immigration and Nationality Act if New Zealand provides reciprocal nonimmigrant treatment to U.S. nationals.

Text (4)
Actions (18)
08/01/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-226.
08/01/2018
Signed by President.
07/26/2018
Presented to President.
07/23/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/23/2018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6620)
07/23/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6620)
07/23/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2245.
07/23/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6620-6621)
07/23/2018
Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
07/03/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
07/03/2018
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
07/03/2018
Received in the House.
06/29/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/28/2018
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4700-4701; text: CR S4700)
06/28/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4700-4701; text: CR S4700)
06/28/2018
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
12/18/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/18/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Dec 19, 2017 12:26:06 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:21:09 PM